OG 60 Mango

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Franz
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Postby Franz » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:14 am

everything you did looks/sounds right. Maybe its just timing....fire out of the exhaust would indicate that its running retarded...Turn the distributor counterclockwise to advance it, while having someone cranking it..

Do you have a timing light?

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Postby jeffh » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:48 am

I will give that a check, I am back Sunday and not leaving my house till this engine runs... I have a local VW friend I will call on to bring his timing light over. Figured the static timing was simple, but maybe I did something to goof that up.

Appreciate all the comments

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Postby jeffh » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:10 pm

Shit yeah! Good to go, fired right up and sounds good. Finished my break in tonight, going to head out for inspection and setting the rings this week.
Spent rest of the night finishing up loose ends, but I think I will have a driver in few days.
Proper pics to follow.

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Postby jeremy » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:46 pm

Nice!! That's good to hear. Lets see some action shots.

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Postby jeffh » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:29 am

Action shots for next week!

Got some minor bullshit to take care of. Anyone have issues with the muffler on A1 Sidewinder fitting? It bumps my disc caliper, and inside of my passenger tire. Have to cut out a couple sections and have it welded back up. Suppose nothing is really bolt in when its not stock... if it did it wouldnt be fun!

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Postby jeffh » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:25 pm

Alright, bus is going to be the end of me. Had a crazy stint between work, family and a couple mtbike races...now I am ready to rock again.

Spent the last couple nights working on things. Installed my fuel pressure regulator and tuned down to 2.5psi. Further, I pulled my left side carb (44idf's) and took it apart to drain it, etc. The right side was a bitch so I didn't pull it. That being said, I think it is full of fuel and fouling my 1/2 side. Any tricks to empty, and drain the head ports of fuel?

stupid question, I know how to do it for real...but any tricks as I just don't want to pull the engine again. Couple pages back Franz suggests clamping off fuel line after pump, but I want to get rid of that fuel from then on...

This bus hates me guys!

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Postby jeffh » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:27 pm

Staring at my dirtbike and we just point a torch in the cylinder head to burn off excess fuel...better judgment tells me not to in this case...

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Postby Franz » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:09 am

Pull the plugs, unhook the power wire from the coil, and crank the engine over for a few seconds. That'll shoot all of the raw fuel out of the cylinders

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Postby jeffh » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:15 am

Perfect, nice and easy...I seem to overthink this stuff...

I did some further research last night and started looking at plugs. My heads use a 12mm style plug and the ones I picked up are an NGK class8 plug which seems to be a cool burning spark, and are typically for motorcycles. I see some of the local guys use them in stock engines.

I was going to grab a class6/hotter plug I think would be better suited for the application. static timing is set, and I dont know why else this thing wont start properly for me.

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Postby Franz » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:40 am

7 or 8 is typical for a aircooled VW.

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Postby jeffh » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:45 pm

Faaaack Yeah! Got this 2180 in running order and took the Mango for its first burn under her own power in about 30 years. VIdeos show up funny from my iphone, but good enough for now.

http://youtu.be/lIo9q7W3r3M

http://youtu.be/5_5h3KVzRXk
(Engine is timed, carbs synched and sounds even better!)

Got a couple things to work out, but some real cruising videos coming next. Huge thanks to my local boys making their way out to get this done.

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Postby jeffh » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:30 pm

After a few setbacks, and a brutal two week process for inspection and registration....went for my first real legal cruize tonight. Had to see what the 2180 could do so took it on the hiway a bit and really rips!

Just a couple shots, fresh by an hour ago. Thinking I might have to go back out for a night drive. Cant get over how well it handles, alignment made all the difference, and the narrowed ball joint beam is like a Cadillac. Bus turned out just the way I wanted, couldn't be happier.

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Postby Tuned Perfection » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:39 pm

Looks great! I can tell you are super stoked about it, and that's what it's all about. =D>
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Postby Notchyours » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:47 am

That is one good looking Mango.
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Postby Franz » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:54 am

Yeah dude, looks sweet.


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